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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

Poisons & Antidotes
by T. L. Stedman, M.D., Wilcox & Follett Co., 1942

---Phosphorus---
Symptoms (late in appearance): Pain in the stomach, eructations and vomiting of phosphorescent matters with odor of phosphorus; after an interval of some hours, or even days, there is a return of symptoms; bloody vomiting and diarrhea, headache, aching in limbs, coated tongue, fetid breath, weakness, yellow conjunctivae.

Treatment: Sulfate of copper emetic or lavage with Epsom salts in the water; repeat lavage with Epsom salts solution every hour; give repeated small doses of sulfate of copper and large doses of bicarbonate of soda. Oxygen inhalation, external heat, camphor, old oil of turpentine, permanganate of potassium.

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